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Title: Vortices, skyrmions, and chirality waves in frustrated Mott insulators with a quenched periodic array of impurities

Finite-Q magnetic instabilities are rather common in frustrated magnets. When the magnetic susceptibility is maximized at multiple-Q vectors related through lattice symmetry operations, exotic magnetic orderings such as vortex and skyrmion crystals may follow. Here, we show that a periodic array of nonmagnetic impurities, which can be realized through charge density wave ordering, leads to a rich phase diagram featuring a plethora of chiral magnetic phases, especially when there is a simple relation between the reciprocal vectors of the impurity superlattice and the magnetic Q vectors. We also investigate the effect of changing the impurity concentration or disturbing the impurity array with small quenched randomness. Lastly, alternative realizations of impurity superlattices are briefly discussed.
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  1. Hokkaido Univ., Sapporo (Japan)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. RIKEN, Saitama (Japan)
  4. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO; TRN: US1701266
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 17; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; material science
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OSTI ID: 1331722